The House State Government Finance Committee held a hearing this morning (Thursday) on various state employee related topics. The meeting included updates on studies prompted by the 2011 legislative session. Studies on both state employee job classifications and state employee performance appraisals were reported on.
In her report about on state job classifications, Laurie Hansen, director of Human Resource Management for Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB), said the study had three main goals: 1, To reduce the number of job classifications in state service to less than 50 job families; 2, To allow for flexible management of job classes; 3, To enhance the ability of state employees to transfer to other positions.
The report covers the managerial plan, commissioner’s plan and the following bargaining units: MAPE, AFSCME and Middle Management. MMB is coordinating the project. In total, more than 35,000 employees will be covered in the study.